Power engineers and power systems operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9241  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Power engineers operate and maintain reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to generate electrical power and to provide heat, light, refrigeration and other utility services for commercial, institutional and industrial plants and facilities. Power systems operators monitor and operate switchboards and related equipment in electrical control centres to control the distribution of electrical power in transmission networks. They are employed by power generation plants, electrical power utilities, manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities and government and commercial establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Compressor Operator
  • Air Conditioning System Operator
  • Apprentice Power Dispatcher
  • Apprentice Power Dispatcher - Electrical Power Systems
  • Apprentice Power Engineer
  • Apprentice Stationary Engineer
  • Area Dispatch Chief Operator
  • Area Dispatch Chief Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Area Load Centre Dispatcher
  • Automated Substation Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Auxiliary Plant Operator
  • Biomass Plant Technician
  • Boiler Operator
  • Boilerhouse Operator
  • Building Systems Operator
  • Building Systems Technician
  • Central Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Central-office Power Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Control Room Operator Trainee - Electrical Power Systems
  • Conversion Substation Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Cooling System Operator
  • Diesel Generating Station Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Diesel Plant Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Diesel Station Operator
  • Distribution Control Operator
  • Distribution Control Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Distribution System Dispatcher Apprentice - Electrical Power Systems
  • Distribution System Operator
  • Electrical Power Systems Operator
  • Electrical Station Operator
  • Electrical Station Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Electrical Station Power Distribution Inspector
  • Energy From Waste Plant Operator
  • Energy Recovery Incinerator Plant Operator
  • Feeder Switchboard Apprentice Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Feeder Switchboard Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Fifth-class Stationary Engineer
  • First-class Power Engineer
  • First-class Stationary Engineer
  • Fourth-class Power Engineer
  • Fourth-class Stationary Engineer
  • Furnace Boiler Operator
  • Generating Station Main Operator
  • Generating Station Operator
  • Generating Station Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Generating Station Switchboard Operator
  • Generation Substation Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Heating And Ventilation Equipment Tender
  • Heating Stationary Engineer
  • Heavy Water Steam Plant Operator
  • Hospital Stationary Engineer
  • Humidifying Systems Operator
  • Hydro-electric Generating Station Operator
  • Hydro-electric Power Plant Operator
  • Load Dispatcher - Electrical Power Systems
  • Mobile Generator Operator
  • Nuclear Generating Station Field Operator
  • Nuclear Generating Station Operator
  • Nuclear Reactor Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Nuclear Reactor Operator
  • Nuclear Reactor Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Nuclear Station Control Room Operator
  • Operating Engineer - Power Plant
  • Plant Maintenance Stationary Engineer
  • Power Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Dispatcher
  • Power Dispatcher - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Dispatcher - Generating Station
  • Power Engineer
  • Power Engineer Apprentice
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Plant Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Plant Stationary Engineer
  • Power Reactor Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Station Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Substation Operator
  • Power Switchboard Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Switchboard Operator Apprentice - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power System Operator
  • Power System Operator - Offshore Drilling
  • Powerhouse Operator
  • Rectifier Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Refrigeration Plant Operator
  • Second-class Stationary Engineer
  • Second-lass Power Engineer
  • Station Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Stationary Diesel Engine Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Stationary Engineer "A" And Refrigeration Plant Operator
  • Stationary Engineer "B" And Refrigeration Plant Operator
  • Stationary Engineer Apprentice
  • Stationary Operating Engineer
  • Stationary Power Engineer
  • Steam Operator
  • Steam Plant Operator
  • Steam Power Plant Stationary Engineer
  • Steam Turbine Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Substation Inspector - Electrical Power Systems
  • Substation Operator
  • Substation Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • System Control Centre Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • System Controller - Electrical Power Systems
  • System Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Thermal Plant Operator
  • Third-class Power Engineer
  • Third-class Stationary Engineer
  • Turbine Operator - Stationary Engines
  • Apprentice Power Dispatcher
  • Auxiliary Plant Operator
  • Building Systems Technician
  • Control Room Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Distribution Control Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Electrical Power Systems Operator
  • Energy From Waste Plant Operator
  • Nuclear Generating Station Field Operator
  • Nuclear Reactor Operator
  • Nuclear Reactor Operator - Electrical Power Systems
  • Power Dispatcher - Generating Station
  • Power Engineer
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Plant Stationary Engineer
  • Stationary Engineer
  • System Controller - Electrical Power Systems
  • Controls Technician
  • Second Class Steam Engineer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for power engineers and power systems operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for power engineers and power systems operators.

Gender Median Income
Male $0
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (14 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for power engineers and power systems operators.

$51,000.00
Lowest Observed
$84,850.00
Highest Observed
$62,400.00
25th Percentile
$71,066.86
Average
$73,482.00
Median
$78,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for power engineers and power systems operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 0
35 to 44 years 0
45 to 54 years 0
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for power engineers and power systems operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 0
Part Time 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for power engineers and power systems operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 0
Female 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for power engineers and power systems operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 0
Self Employed 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for power engineers and power systems operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 0
Unemployed 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for power engineers and power systems operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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